Local students say YES-2-IT to NLC programs

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By Christine Rumleskie


The population of the Fort St. John Northern Lights College temporarily grew by around 250 on Wednesday.

Hundreds of grade 8 and 9 students from School District 60 took part in the YES-2-IT program, or the Youth Exploring Skills to Industry Training Program.

Student Recruiter Junko LaClair says the kids get to explore many of the programs that the Northern Lights College offers.

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Earlier this year, students chose four programs that they wanted to participate in. The college picked each student’s top two choices, and enrolled them into introductory courses for a day.

The goal is to get the kids interested in the programs before high school, so they can consider enrolling in a dual-credit program. That allows students to get college credits while in high school, to help jump-start their careers.

Junko says around a third of students who participate in the YES-2-IT day do enroll in the dual-credit program.

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Students were also at the North Peace Secondary School, to learn about the hairstyling and cook programs.

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